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FOX News
Feb 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
for secretary of defense. but now a lot of eyes are on senator john mccain. senator mccain joined the filibuster thursday as a way, they say, for him to try and squeeze more information out of the administration about the attack in benghazi. senator mccain has also said he believed hagel does deserve an up or down vote. what will happen next and is hagel in danger or will his nomination survive? susan estridge is a fox news contributor. hi, susan. >> hey, eric, how are you? >> good, what do you think will happen in the end? do you think hagel will squeak through and eventually be confirmed? >> yeah, i think there is no doubt about it. no secretary of defense has ever gotten the thumbs down this way. as a matter of fact, i can't think of any cabinet secretary cabinet appointee in history who hasn't gotten an up or down vote. so i think john mccain himself has said he'll get an up or down vote. when he does, he'll be confirmed. >> eric: it seems as days go on, could that snowball? you got all these comments he made in the past, talking about the jewish lobby, saying the iranian regime is legitimat
FOX News
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
. instead is he going to be secretary of defense. >> by that measure, john mccain should have been president in 2008 up against a guy who had no experience in executive branch and experience in the military. >> -- and no experience in the military. >> i have the highest regard for john mccain. is he a friend of mine. i actually went and visited where he was held in captivity with com sam johnson. he is an amazing man and i like him a lot. this is whether hagel is going to be secretary of defense. based on who he is and his service to the country. i never voted against israel in his 12 years in the senate. i think he is somebody who wants peace, he he is strong. he will keep us out of wars. i think that we need somebody in that position. >> here is what bill kristol wroited today, chuck hagel isn't a first rate candidate for secretary of defense. he isn't even a second rate candidate. has there ever been a more embarrassing confirmation hearing than hagel for a measure cabinet position. for a minor cabinet position or subcabinet position. we don't know of one. congressman, i understand the wh
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 11:00am PST
. and arizona senator, john mccain, who suggested the white house has a greater strategy at play. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want anoth another -- to beat up republicans? >> the president's new chief of staff is defending this back-up plan saying the administration is only doing what it promised to do from the very beginning. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas, which is we're preparing, we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure that that group up there, the gang of eight, makes a good progress on these efforts, as much as they say they want to. >> all right. so if the leak proves anything, this president and the white house is working on an immigration reform plan. joining me is texas democratic congressman henry quayar. some saying the legislation is half-backed and seriously flawed and would make our immigration problems worse. from what you've learned about what the white house has crafted, this rough draft, what's your first
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
back about 10 or 12 years. we used to say the same about john mccain. he was the maverick. i now call him the sore loser, but sometimes the maverick streak comes out. let's look at general in a town meeting in arizona this week. . >> you said build a dang fence. where is the fence? >> in case you missed it, i showed you. we had enough time, pal. you had enough time. you had enough time. >> the context of that was, this is mccain of the mid-2000s when immigration was his issue and he nearly lost the republican nomination because of it and muted himself on the issue. he has the sore loser thing with obama, but he still cares about this issue. i watch him in a setting like that and i remember the day when john mccain was every democrat's favorite republican and john mccain could have been like tr and running an independent campaign for president. that's the john mccain. >> let me say i loved joe biden's psa for gun ownership. i would like more democrats to come on the airwaves and urge americans to buy guns. in a serious point, i think joe biden clearly doesn't know what is easiest for a
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
a difference 12 days make. i'm introducing john mccain to john mccain. >>> and elizabeth warren does it again. who is she grilling on fairness today? >>> and the gop war against chris christie just got worse. oh, i'm sure this will end well. stay with us. ♪ i've been coloring liz's hair for years. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 10:50am EST
, immigration laws, and other topics. sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> and john mccain's 2010 -- 20
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 7:40pm PST
anybody else in america and that's the challenge that we have. >> senator john mccain has tweeted he's dispossibilitied he didn't speak about syria tonight and didn't spend a lot of time op international issues, is that something you wanted to hear tonight? >> you know what i really wanted to hear? i wanted to hear how we're both going to work together. what i wanted as kind of a first priority, the first priority of where we currently are today with the 16 trillion dollar deficit, a pox on both houses if you don't pass a budget. i want to see a budget passed and i want to see something that's balanced, balanced. and you've got a senate where how ironic, he's got the ceo of apple sitting up with the first lady and the last time the democrats in the senate passed a budget, the ipad wasn't even introduced yet and now they're on what, their third version, the mini ipad even. you can't get everything he wants to got done without first laying out a plan. >> the american people heard the president,heard the response of senator marco rubio and the tea party response we put on gretawire.com
PBS
Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
on the hill. >> there is, it make no mistake about it. john mccain put it bluntly that his state would be a blue state. ann coulter has already, against marco rubio, saying that all you're doing is creating more democratic voters with a path to citizenship, just like you did with easy divorce, in her judgment. >> does she have a point, colby? >> as far as rubio is concerned? >> creating more democratic votes. >> they will " more democratic until republicans, with policies that attract their attention. when you bring people into the system as obama's healthcare does, that his policy. you will not change that with marco rubio's face. >> were you watching when the lights went out at the super bowl? it happens in washington a lot. >> the interruptions in service did not occur inside the building. >> the system worked -- that is what they said after watergate. [laughter] why did the lights go off in the superdome? the power co. said it was a faulty device they installed. in any case, it brings me to the question of infrastructure. a couple of years ago, the world economic forum rated as 23r
Univision
Feb 9, 2013 6:30pm PST
>>> nunca se ha sufrido en 20 años que he estado en el congreso que esto fuera posible >>> el senador john mccain dice que sí tiene que haber un camino a la ciudadanía. >>> creo que deben pagar una penalidad, impuestos atrasados, pero creo en un camino a la legalización. >>e>Él me tomó fotos de mí cuando estaba desnudo. >>> sabiendo que ele me había abusado, aún ejercía de sacerdote. >>> el ex embajador de panamá de la oea, dice que en venezuela no hay democracia. >>> que todo el mundo ponga los ojos de la tragedia venezolana. >>> el tenor andrea bocelli nos dice por qué le sigue cantando al amor ♪. >>> el llamado bolÍvar fuerte o lo es tanto, la moneda de los venezolanos mostrÓ su debilidad despuÉs del anuncio de una devaluaciÓn el dolar estadounidense pasÓ de 4,3 a 6,3 bolÍvares en el mercado oficial, pero el precio de la moneda en las calles es aÚn mÁs diferente, francisco urriezqueta con los detalles. lo cual añade aún más incertidumbre en el país >>> ansiedad entre los venezolanos, el paÍs amanecio con la devaluaciÓn de su moneda, decenas de clientes de este
NBC
Feb 11, 2013 12:00am PST
, even the republican senator john mccain projects a million jobs lost, a 1/3 in active duty and active military people in uniform and 2/3 in support jobs and would shrink ships and troops and intelligence gathering and troop inspection. >> the pentagon pulled out all stops and panetta, the defense secretary, started putting out these dire numbers, 800,000 civilian jobs at the pentagon furloughed, 20% cut in pay after he gave a very angry speech at georgetown university, within hours the panic, they put out there will only be one aircraft carrier in the persian gulf and is a big issue for the republicans. >> there's not enough, is there? >> there's been two there the past two years. chris: again, the president wants to go big picture and talk big picture and he's confronted with this. >> it's a big issue for the house republicans because there's a big division there. you've got some of the tea party conservatives saying you know what, this is the best we'll get on cuts so we're going to eat the defense cuts because the cuts are shared across the board. and there are lots of republicans,
NBC
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
keystone tar sands pipeline. >>> next what john mccain says president obama is not doing that presidents before him have. >>> also, danica patrick races into the history books. what she did today that has never been done before. >>> and an artist will play his piano one final time tonight. we'll tell you about that coming up. >>> we're seeing a slightly cooler sunday compared to yesterday, which had 50s and some 60s outside right now. all locations running cooler in the last 24 hours. pu can see we've got our storm system that will lead to big changes arounded the bay area as we head into the new week. >>> two well-known california politicians were on "meet the press" today. lieutenant governor gavin newsom and business executive and former california republican candidate for u.s. senate carly fiorina squared off in the roundtable part of the program inspect. they traded accusations from the economy to the dysfunction in washington. >> it's time for us to lean in again and hold these guys up to a higher level of expectation. you want to move the mouse, you got to move the cheese. we've g
NBC
Feb 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
't mellowed. the tea party is still boiling hot. just watch john boehner. and john mccain. keep trying to reason with the right. and keep getting burned. and finally, southern cross. this wednesday, the southwest, the supreme court to declare the voting rights act dead. the argument goes, when you have a black president, you don't need special voting protection. is that so? hi. i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. and with us today, the huffington post howard fineman. the bbc's katty kay. nbc's kelly o'donnell. and new york1's errol louis. first up, it's oscar weekend a movie reference for this endless gamesmanship over taxes and spending. remember that movie about the guy who keeps waking up and it's the same day again? that bill murray classic "groundhog day"? >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. it's a dangerous game that we've never played before. and we can't afford to play it now. the country deserves folks to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good.
Telemundo
Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
con el snenadr john mccain que dice que estÁ a favor de una reforma migratoria integral, en su visita a estados unidou e estado natal, arizona, se ha s visto confrontado con personas que dicen que no quieren una r i reforma migratoria integral, cuÁl es de ls os prboblemas. >>> lo mÁs importante, josÉ, es el logoro qloue los sindicato f llefalle lleflle llegaron a un acuerdo con los m empresarios, eso evito pasar la reforma en otros aÑos, quÉ vamos a hacer, tgamosestamos hbablanda cuota puede ser 200 mil si la e economÍa no es buena, y 500 mil si la economÍa es buena, fina finalmente hay un acuerdo ,y tambiÉn tenemos que asegurarnos que tenemos a los dos partdido t trabjanaajando juntos mientras se llegue a un acuerdo entre los dos partidos, es paoo pasara l m reforma migratoria porque tene tenemos un pdresidente ahora sÍ convencido que la reforma migratoria tiene que pasar este aÑo, otro tema muy serio, eslas deportaciones. >>> todos los aidÍas en este pÍ deportan a 1400 personas, f familias divididas, futuros rt n rtuncados. >>> es lamentable, porque el 75% de esas
Telemundo
Feb 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
para reformar el sistema de inmigracin. take vo ---los senadores john mccain y lindsey graham participaron en el primer encuentro entre obama y miembros del partido republicano ---mccain calific la reunin como "excelente" en un comunicado y afirm que haban tratado ms temas adems de la intencin de todas las partes para aprobar la reforma migratoria este aÑo blanca ---grupos comunitarios continuan organizando una marcha en washington para exigir una reforma migratoria. take vo ---organizaciones como "casa in action" dicen que el sistema migratorio de estados unidos esta defectuoso y anticuado y que ahoga el crecimiento econmico, explota a los inmigrantes y destruye familias. take sot --- gustavo torres /president casa in action :20 "iniciamos toda una seria de acciones que incluye una tour por 90 ciudades con familias que se vana beneficiar con la reforma migratoria y vamos a terminar aquí en washington." vo ---la manifestacin esta programada para el proximo 10 de abril. stop open blanca ---nacio en la ciudad de gilroy y ahora muchos lo conocen como "el fantasma". pitch - cesa
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
questioning about his job. there was questioning by john mccain about the surge in iraq. >> or you correct or incorrect when you say it -- when you said that the search would be the most dangerous foreign-policy disaster sense the non? the question is right or wrong. i would like the answer of whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show that you refused to answer the question. >> if you would like me to explain, -- >> i actually would like an answer. >> what else did we learn from today's hearing a short time ago? he did not do the best job of defending himself. >> no, it was a fractious hearing and pointless. he referred to the government of iran as legitimately elected. he apologized for saying that israel had arranged a slaughter of its enemies. he was defending his views on iran. on israel, they think he is not friendly enough. in the end, i don't think we learned a lot about him, really. in the past, he had expressed traditionally dovish liberal foreign policy positions even though he used t
Univision
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
y john mccain para hablar de la reforma migratoria. una dreamer dice que esta esperanzada por la reactivacion de las negociaciones de 1 reforma migratoria. mis papas, mis amigos, familiares,. es algo que todos necesitamos.1 reforma ayudaria indocumentados. tres universidades jesuitas, loyola chicago, santa clara y fairfield presentaron en el congreso un estudio detallando los problemas que enfrentan. de miedo, que no saben que vana hacer con sus familias. cuando regresan a sus casas no saben si sus familias van a estar aqui. y viven con 1 sentido de miedo en sus vidas universitarias. uno de estos jovenes recibio la accion diferida en noviembre y estudia leyes. tengo que cuidar de lo que hablo. tengo que protegerme a mi mismo porque tambien mi familia va incluida. si yo digo algo de mas puede ser que mi familia sea afectada." en 1 discurso en washington, la secretaria de seguridad nacional janet napolitano insistio en que el congreso debe ver 1 reforma como 1 cambio a todo el sistema migratorio, incluyendo la legalizacion.necesitamos sacar s sombras a esos ilegalmente en el pais,
Univision
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
a tres senadores republicanos del grupo de 8 que trabajan en la reforma, marco rubio, john mccain, y le revelÓ su interÉs su compromiso con una medida bipartidista, y le dijo que estÁ listo para presentar su propia legislaciÓn si no actÚan. anteriormente la casa blanca negÓ que filtraron los borradores, provocando especulaciÓn que querÍan sabotear esta negociaciÓn. esto no se lanzÓ intencionalmente. y daÑo las posibilidades para alcanzar ese acuerdo. >>> no creo que esta filtraciÓn vino del presidente. creo que vino tal vez de alguien del departamento de seguridad interna. alguien que no quiere que la reforma siga con el impulso que tiene. >>> asÍ y todo otros creen que la filtraciÓn presiona a los senadores. >>> lo que hace es un detonante para que haya acciÓn. y si los congresistas no quieren participar en las negociaciones no estarÍan leyendo esos resultados. >>> esto no fue un accidente afirma un grupo opuesto. >>> me parece que existe una posibilidad realmente de que el presidente trata de romper el acuerdo entre los dos partidos. >>> otra teorÍa es que sirven como
Univision
Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm EST
progreso dijo el senador john mccain. el demÓcrata menÉndez dijo que estÁ complacido que estÉn progresando en una meta comÚn, creo que su trabajo conjunto puede ayudar a impulsar la reforma para la meta final. el anuncio los alienta afirmÓ el portavoz marco rubio, pero agregÓ que aÚn hay mucho trabajo por hacer para asegurar un programa de trabajadores huÉspedes. dijeron que continuarÁn negociando para el lenguaje final, la cÁmara de comercio tiene influencia con los miembros del congreso. en washington, lourdes meluoza, univisiÓn. >>> al menos tres personas murieron en un choque, un individuo disparÓ contra un auto. el ataque tuvo lugar cerca de varios casinos. >>> marta heredia, una popular cantante dominicana estÁ en serios apuros con la justicia, llevaba drogas prohibidas cuando se disponÍa a viajar. >>> marta heredia conquistÓ los corazones de cientos de dominicados, hasta el momento era una desconocida, a tres aÑos del triunfo ahora los escenarios donde se presenta son los tribunales, es que la arrestaron por llevar heroÍna. >>> la joven marta heredia fue arrestada cuan
FOX
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> arizona senator john mccain under fire. a tweet comparing is drawing criticism. michigan representative justin amish calls mccain's tweet racist. linking it to a recent port that the country putting monkey on a rocket. mccain sent out another tweet saying lighten up folks. can't everyone take a joke? maybe you should wise enup and not make racist jokes. >>> a troubled soldier is on suicide watch after killing one of his own? tased and tied to a chair. accused of shooting navy seal. kyle took fellow soldiers who suffer from post traumatic stress as a form of therapy. turned his weapon on kyle and another man. the community is shocked. >> just unbelievable. unbelievable that he would snap like that. i guess, you know, service does funny things to people. >> kyle became famous for his best selling autobiography. faced two counts of capitol murder. >>> for the first time we are hearing from the young girl shot in the head by the taliban for advocating. malala was on her way home from school. she was shot in the head. continues
FOX
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
into question the quality of his professional judgment on issues critical to national defense. >> senator john mccain and lindsay gram say they are opposing hagel about israel and troop surges in iraq which are at odds to u.s. policy. >> it was unnerving some of the things that came out of that hearing. created more questions and doubts than confidence. >> hagel, the former will you be pick an senator declined for appear to struggle in explaining decisions. >> we're right? >> i would defer in your judgment to sort that out. >> the committee deserves your judgment. >> republicans have sought to link confirmation to continued questions over the benghazi attack. white house responded to questions in a letter today while democrats tried to be opponents. >> we got a car going on in afghanistan. we need to have a secretary of defense in place. >> we need to get on and approve the nomination so he can get on with his duties as secretary of defense. >> but with the vote complete senate majority leader harry reed has announced a final vote a week from tuesday setting up an event show case with republic
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
's the new organization. it's if latest example, republicans turning on each other. john mccain tried to humiliate nominee chuck hagel. and this is just the beginning. >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel. the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. >> but karma caught up with mccain quickly. about an hour after that, he berated hagel. here's how rand paul reacted to mccain's comments. let's listen. >> i find the argument spurious and really frankly absurd. >> on laura ingram's radio show, louisiana senator marco rubi on the emigration issue. >> i love and respect marco, i think he's amazingly naive. >> wow, in other words, he cares about hispanics. in a colossal put down, chris chistie hung the blame for post-sandy suffering squarely on republicans. >> there's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims. the house majority and their speaker, john boehner. >> you know, joy, this was an old democratic problem. >> yes. >> it was called democrats in disarray. you could put it up on every newspaper
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
that our troops are getting the kind of strategy and mission that they deserve. >> joe, senator john mccain offered a different -- and this is -- actually, i felt better after i heard this -- he offered a different rationale for the republican opposition. it's personal. it's one that dates back to the bush presidency. >> oh, okay. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly. at one point said he was the worst president since herbert hoover, said that the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war, which is nonsense. and was very anti his own party and people. people don't forget that. you can disagree, but if you're disagreeable, then people don't forget that. >> oh, okay. >> you know, richard haass, for the 66,000 troops currently serving in afghanistan and for the families all across america this morning, i'm sure they're glad to know that we don't have a secretary of defense in place and we're not going to because of a seven-year-old political grudge. forget about sequestration. forget about all the cu
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
on arrival in the current form. >>> and senator john mccain says that chuck hagel will be probably confirmed as the next secretary. he believes he has enough votes to win the vote next week when the senate reconvenes. >>> and in russia, they are trying to calm down after that meteor plowed through friday. some say they are afraid to stand by the windows remembering that cosmic explosion. it injured more than 1,000 people and damaged thousands of buildings. >>> john lennon's killer wrote chilling letters and sent them to the officer who arrested him. now the officer is speaking out for the first time. mark david chapman wrote steve spiro in 1983. he wanted to be friends with the officer, and he had other questions and requests as we. i spoke earlier with officer steve spiro. >> reporter: steve, what did you think when the letters were showing up in the mailbox and they are fascinating to read. what did you think? >> i was shocked. i said, why are you sending this to me? but when you spent five hours with somebody, you get to know them a little bit. and he was -- he was still selling himself t
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 3:30pm EST
built in every state in this country. that 37 states have something to do with that, even john mccain said that he had sticker shock he saw what the final cost would be. eleven aircraft carriers as well, and china has one carrier, that is from the ukrainian navy. i don't know how good they feel about serving in this aircraft carrier, that is exactly what they had. we have over 200 bases and facilities, china has nothing outside of china itself. .. the kid saved a couple hundred billion dollars over the next ten years by reducing that to reasonable 360,000 soldiers. so there are just some of the things that could be done that could get you to that trillion dollars figure that people say would really disarmed the united states. no, it wouldn't. now, 4,807,000,000,000 has already been agreed to by the senate and house of the next ten years of sequestration that would involve another 4,902,000,000,000 which would get you close to trillion, but there won't be a sequestration. so that kind of cutback we will see, and we don't see anyone in the pentagon really working toward this. leon panet
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 6:00am EST
on immigration. ,> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president, is the most memorable campaign. of any that i have ever covered or been around. we will never see it again. here he was, facing george w. bush who had all the face cards of the republican party backing him. the three republican governors in new hampshire and all the money. john mccain won out and held 114 town meetings. he stayed there until every question was answered. you could see the people, the light bulb going on. when will we the patient's bill of rights? the mccain would say, we are not going to get that, as long as my party is owned by the insurance companies, any democrat democrat is owned by the trial lawyers. it was refreshing candor. you could see it in people's responses. he was totally open to the press. it was a candor and openness. i welcome this. nobody had seen this before. nobody has seen it since. psychological analyst mark shields on his career in politics and the washington press corps. tonight at 8:00 p.m. on c-span's q&a. >> is morning, mark ginsberg discusses the situation in syria. and how presid
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 9:00am EST
. it is yet to be seen whether those will continue if the cuts go into effect. host: senator john mccain was on the talk shows over the weekend. here is what he had to say. [video clip] >> we have already cut undersecretary gates. we are on track to cut another $487 billion out of defense. now you lay on top of that these enormous reductions as well. by the way, defense is 19% of the overall discretionary budget. defense is taking 50% of the cuts. if we do not believe our military leaders, who do we believe? i think what we're doing now to the men and women serving is unconscionable because they deserve a predictable life in the military. these federal employees do not know when they will be laid off or not. not to mention the contractors. host: john mccain says enough is enough at defense. guest: that has been the message consistently. robert gates laid out these cuts. his successor, leon panetta, has been against these cuts from minute one. he has been one of the few people in washington since the day the super committee failed was saying we cannot have further cuts to defense. host: w
Current
Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
to a major falling out with his one time friend, senator john mccain. >> for then senator hagel to see he'll let history be the judge he was there and involved. he knows he's wrong on the basis of what happens. >> you saw the hearing know his record, are you going to support him for defense secretary? >> i will see the rest of the answers to his questions, but certainly i have very grave concerns. >> it's not just john mccain, senator lindsey graham probably won't vote for him. she tried to link him to the attacks on oh the u.s. personnel in benghazi, now threatening to hold up the confirmation unless the administration answers more questions on that attack. >> no confirmation without information. this is complete system failure and i'm going to get to the bottom of it. >> now that might have been the craziest turn in the story but former vice president dick cheney criticized the president's choice of foreign policy leaders. he told a group of wyoming republicans: >> cheney should know from sect rate people, because dick cheney is now criticizing someone else's foreign policy team. i give
Current
Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
to climate change like john mccain and joe lieberman worked on a few years ago. >> it may have been good enough for mccain and lieberman but not today's lunatic congressional republicans, many who are sh. caller: lls of the fossil fuel industry. the president was challenged today: >> here's why. in the past five years barasso has received $5 million from the facile fuel industry. 90% of the time, he voted in their interest. very helpful senator. he sits on both the senate energy and environmental committees. faced with that kind of opposition, the president says if he has to, he'll by pass congress and issue an executive action. >> if congress won't act soon to protect future generations i will. i will direct. [ applause ] >> i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take now and in the future to reduce pollution prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> the president did the same on another big progressive issue raising the minimum wage, beating the republicans to the economic
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
republicans say show he is not the right hand it. hagel refused to give senator john mccain and direct statement -- answered. >> please answer the question. were you correct or incorrect when he said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? where you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> answer the question wellesz senator hagel. the question is storywriter wrong? that is a pretty straightforward question. >> the nominee said that referred to his feelings about the war in general and not just the surgeon took heat about his work with 00. hagel was as defeat is anti-american nukes. >> the position of 00, my position that certain individuals, nestle security leaders have talked about including himself, it has never been unilateral disarmament, ever. never. >> hagel backtracked on his comment about the political power of the jewish lobby. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. i regretted. the use of intimidation, i should have used influence. i think that would have been a more appropriate term. >> co
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